Author Archives: Eric Teplitz

What I Learned from Spending Three Days with Al Gore…

“Earthrise”  Image Credit: NASA (photo by William Anders, December 24, 1968) “People have three budgets: a time budget, a complexity budget, and a hope budget,” Al Gore explained to us during a three-day Climate Reality Leadership Corps training last week … Continue reading

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How to Find the Love of Your Life

My advice to single people looking for a great partner is, and always has been, as follows: Do the things you love to do (and, obviously, out in public and with – or at least around – other people some … Continue reading

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The Parable of the Hummingbird in the Stairwell

Yesterday as I was nearing the top of the stairs to my second-floor apartment, laundry basket in hand, I heard a buzzing sound from above.  Expecting it to be a large moth, I looked up and saw a hummingbird flying … Continue reading

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Achieving the Impossible

“All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” —Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788 – 1860) I am willing to bet that at some point in your … Continue reading

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Why Are We Here?

If you watch any number of nature documentaries – or, perhaps, simply observe the world around you – it becomes readily apparent that we exist in both a nurturing and an incredibly harsh environment. The earth is supportive of our … Continue reading

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Prescription for a Bad Mood

The Problem As a hominid (if you are reading this, you probably are one), you – like the rest of us – are subject to bad moods. Our moods are in a constant state of flux, and can be affected … Continue reading

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Which Super Power Would You Choose?

I love to entertain provocative, if ultimately pointless, questions (perhaps I should have been a philosophy major). Case in point: If you could choose any one – but only one – super power, what would it be? It’s a great … Continue reading

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